Radon Gas Mitigation Photo Album: Home in Need of a Radon Mitigation System and a New Sump Basin in NW Calgary, AB
This homeowner in Northwest Calgary, Alberta encountered issues with high levels of Radon Gas. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that has become the second-leading cause of lung cancer, second only to cigarette smoke. Most soils contain uranium that, over time, decays to produce radium and polonium. Eventually, polonium is released with the radon, which creates a high toxicity level in the air and water that it infuses. Wanting to eliminate the Radon issues, they contacted the experts at Doug Lacey's Basement Systems.
A System Design Specialist was able assess the situation and provide the homeowners with a FREE, no obligation quote for this situation. Our Radon Mitigation Specialist was able to come to the home to install a sub-slab Radon Gas Mitigation System which draws the gas from beneath the basement floor slab and vent it outside of the home. The homeowner wanted to take a proactive approach to this situation so they opted into getting a SuperSump® basin installed just in case they ran into water trouble. So if the home ever ran into water problems they would just need a sump pump installed inside of the basin.
Existing Sump Pump Basin
A view of the original sump basin that needed to be upgraded.
SuperSump™ Basin with a Radon Mitigation System
A view of the new sump basin and Radon Fan. This new system had allowed our Radon Mitigation Specialist to tie the Radon Fan directly into the basin. By installing the Radon Mitigation System directly into the basin it saves the Radon Specialist from having to dig a new hole and also allows the homeowner to still install a sump pump if needed.
Radon Mitigation Fan
A view of the Radon Fan.
Radon Mitigation Discharge Outlet
A view of the Discharge Outlet that will redirect the Radon outside of the home. To prevent animals from entering the Discharge Outlet there is a grate installed on the end.